“…to express myself with words that you can chew…” Dario Fo QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)
It is from Beolco Ruzzante that I’ve learned to free myself from conventional literary writing and to express myself with words that you can chew, with unusual sounds, with various techniques of rhythm and breathing, even with the rambling nonsense-speech of the ‘grammelot.’
I liked this quote and I love the very political work of Dario Fo, although I’ve only seen a couple of his plays, but I didn’t understand the references he made. If you’re in the same boat, this might help:
Angelo Beolco: a 16th century Italian playwright famous for his comedies featuring a peasant called Ruzzante. Grammelot: is a gibberish language used in satire that may date back to the 16th century, probably devised as a way of beating the censor.